The Institute of Documentary Film is proud to present 12 documentary projects that have been selected for the 15th edition of the Ex Oriente Film workshop, an international training programme focused on development and funding of creative documentary films. For Ex Oriente Film open call in 2017, IDF received a high number of applications from 40 different countries all over the world.
SELECTED PROJECTS FOR EX ORIENTE FILM 2017:
Boylesque (director: Bogna Kowalczyk, producer: Tomasz Morawski, Alicja Jagodzińska), Poland
Eagles from Țaga (director: Popescu Adina, Ghervas Iulian-Manuel, producer: Mitcu Claudiu), Romania
ELKEA: Borders of Self-control (director: Hanka Nováková, producer: Kateřina Traburová), Czech Republic
Factory to the Workers (director: Srđan Kovačević, producer: Luka Venturin), Croatia
The Great Accelerator (director: Oleksiy Radynski, producer: Lyuba Knorozok), Ukraine
Holy Culture! (director: Ksenia Gapchenko, producer: Marusya Syroechkovskaya), Russia
Lady Porn (director: Zoe D'Amaro, producer: Danuta Krasnohorska), Italy / Poland
Lesson of Love (director: Malgorzata Goliszewska, Kasia Mateja, producer: Anna Stylinska), Poland
Love Is Not an Orange (director: Otilia Babara, producer: Jet Koomen, Hanne Phlypo), Romania / Belgium
Never Happened (director: Barbora Berezňáková, producer: Hana Šilarová, Dávid Čorba), Slovakia / Czech Republic
Ordinary Film (director: Liubou Ziamtsova, producer: Maryia Yahorava, Mikalai Laureniuk), Belarus
Telebridge (director: Ivo Briedis, producer: Elina Gedina – Ducena, Gints Grübe), Latvia
Company of Steel (director: Yulia Gontaruk, producer: Igor Savychenko), Ukraine
Go Back! (director: Boris Despodov Despodov, producer: Plamen Bontchev, Boris Despodov Despodov), Bulgaria
The first session of the workshop will be held on June 26 – July 1 in beautiful venue in historical centre of Split. The selected participants will focus on the development of the documentary project, primarily its story potential, as well as researching the potential for documentary co-production and laying the groundwork for project production. The teams will gain assistance and advice from leading filmmakers and experts. The tutors for the 2017 workshop first session include renowned Austrian director Nikolaus Geyrhalter; you can find the full list of tutors here.
Part of the programme is also open to the public, including inspirational lectures, masterclasses, and screenings. Since 2016 the regional partner of the 1st session is Hulahop – a renowned production company based in Zagreb.